CITY, Nov. 6 (PNA) — Two public schools from Davao City have been
chosen by the Department of Education (DepEd) to be among 54 schools all
over the country to teach Spanish language.
Regional Director Susana Estigoy said the Davao City Special School has
been chosen as one of the pilot areas while the Davao City National
High School is among the expansion schools.
Education Secretary Armin Luistro announced the Education department’s
tie-up with the Government of Spain, wherein public school teachers from
54 schools will receive training from Spanish professors on the Spanish
tie-up was made possible through the actions of the Ministry of
Education of Spain, Cervantes and the Agencia Espanola de
Cooperacion Internacional PaInstituto ra el Desarollo (AECID), Luistro said.
is part of the continuing partnership between the Philippine Government
and the Government of Spain. This time, they will learn about advance
methodological content and strategies in teaching the language," Luistro
also said schools are selected based on their achievement levels in
English from the National Achievement Test. One or two teachers from
each identified school are sent for training.
said 102 teachers are currently being trained by professors from
Universidad de Salamanca provided for by the Ministry of Education of
Spain. Training is being conducted at Instituto Cervantes in Manila and
at the Ecotech Center in Cebu.
the number of teacher-trainees, 27 teachers from the pilot schools are
taking the advance methodological content and strategy at the Instituto
Cervantes with another 44 from expansion schools in Luzon taking the
Thirty-one teachers from Visayas and Mindanao will take the methodology course in Cebu.
will also be provided later on to allow teachers to attend intensive
summer training and professional development courses organized by
pilot areas are Ilocos Norte National High School (NHS), Lemu NHS in
Cagayan, Honorato Perez Memorial Science High School (SHS) in Cabanatuan
City, Cavite SHS, Dolores NHS in Marinduque, Naga City SHS, Capiz NHS,
Don Pablo Lorenzo Memorial HS, Regional SHS of Region 10, Tupi NHS,
Agusan NHS, Ifugao Provincial SHS, Quezon City SHS, Autonomous Region in
Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) SHS and Davao City Special School.
the other hand, aside from the Davao City NHS, the rest expansion
schools are Civil Aeronautics Administration NHS in Pasay City, Ramon
Magsaysay HS in Manila, Amparo HS in Caloocan City, Carlos P. Albert HS
and Tandang Sora Integrated in Caloocan City, Paranaque NHS, Tinejeros
HS in Malabon City, Mangatarem NHS in Pangasinan, Don Eulogio de Guzman
Memorial NHS in La Union, Santiago City NHS, Cagayan NHS, Dipaculao NHS
in Aurora, Juan R. Liwanag MHS in Gapan City, Pampanga HS in San
Fernando City, Bayorbor NHS in Batangas, Lumbang NHS in Batangas City,
Bernardo Lirio Memorial NHS in Tanauan City, Domingo Yu Chu NHS in
expansion schools included are Looc NHS in Romblon, Palawan NHS and
Palawan State University in Puerto Princesa City, Camarines Sur NHS in
Naga City, Catanduanes NHS, La Castellana NHS in Negros Occidental,
Lourdes Ledesma del Prado MNHS in Tanjay City, Cebu City NSHS,
Quinapundan NHS in Eastern Samar, Hinunangan NHS in Southern Leyte,
Balua NHS in Cagayan de Oro City, Tagoloan NHS in Misamis Oriental, Alae
NHS in Bukidnon, Tagum City NHS, Digos City NHS, Esperanza NHS in
Sultan Kudarat, Irineo Santiago NHS in General Santos City, Jagupit NHS
in Agusan del Norte, Mainit NHS in Surigao del Norte, Lapinigan NHS in
Agusan del Sur.
Source: Philippine News Agency, 11-07-2010